Looking For A Career Change? HR Could Be The Role For You
- Guest Author
- November 30, 2015
- Career Development, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Job Search, Office Politics, Self-Promotion
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There are plenty of reasons why we often feel as though we need a change of direction in our lives, but it is often the case that we simply do not know which route to take. Making a huge decision, such as changing our careers, can seem daunting to many, but with a little thought and introspection we can generally come up with the right answers.
The role played by those in human resources departments across the globe has changed dramatically over the last few years, mainly thanks to the advancement of HR software. However, the basic qualities required to progress in HR remain the same. Let’s take a look at them now.
Organization skills are key
Being organized is a huge part of HR. If you are the type of person who enjoys planning and putting things together, then you’ve already ticked off one of the most important character traits you need to be successful in human resources.
Everything that HR handles from payroll to employee training requires organizational skills to make it happen. So, if you are the type of person who cannot wait to delve into a project and get things organized, the human resources department is perfect for you.
A love of people helps too
As you will be dealing with people all of the time, it stands to reason that your people skills need to be up to scratch. If you already a social animal, the chances are good that you will be ideal for human resources.
A career in HR requires a degree of empathy and compassion, emotions that can be overlooked in other areas of business. Conflict mediation and unhappy staff can often be difficult to deal with, but if you are an empathetic and compassionate person you are already on the right track.
Is problem-solving a strength?
If it is, you have ticked another significant box. Managing people comes with varying problems, so being able to think on your feet and work through issues as and when they arise is essential.
Good HR staff is always proactive in their approach to problem-solving. Where others may shy away from getting involved, a member of the HR department is more likely to throw him or herself in at the deep end to get the desired result.
The ability to learn
Our final trait is the ability to learn new things. If you are the sort of person who is curious about the world around you, HR could be a great fit. Human resources are ever evolving, so being able to handle things such as changes in employment law is vital to getting ahead.
Technology, too, is playing an increasingly large part in the way human resources departments operate, and the way these systems integrate with more traditional practices mean that learning new skills is fundamental to progression.
Did you answer ‘Yes’ to every section? If you did, you might want to take a deeper look into the world of HR – you may have just found your next career.
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Guest Author: Adam Albert
Author bio: Adam Albert, the author of this text does not encourage people who experience stress at work to limit themselves with only these options. If a worker feels like the situation is more serious than he or she is capable of handling, a specialist should be contacted immediately.